On this week’s podcast, we take a closer look at the hit AppleTV+ comedy The Afterparty and the upcoming Disney+ drama The Dropout.Continue reading “Podcast: The Afterparty & The Dropout”
Families are tough. You don’t get to choose them, and you may not fit in with them, but unless you are one of the unlucky ones, your family will never stop trying and will always have your back. The Mitchells vs The Machines is the latest film that will teach you this lesson, that no matter what is going on in your life and how much you don’t relate to them, your parents will have your back. Most people learn this over time as they grow and mature. Katie Mitchell learns on a road trip with her parents that happens to coincide with a robot uprising.
Spoiler alert, this movie is amazing.Continue reading “Review: ‘The Mitchells vs the Machines’ continues Lord & Miller’s ongoing streak of great films”
The presses have been offline for a while thanks to real life, but real life didn’t stop news from happening. Here are a few of the stores we found interesting or exciting while we were sleeping.Continue reading “Awesome News: Catch-up Edition #1”
Well, there go my hopes for the future of **Star Wars**.
Everyone’s favourite Batman is now getting his own movie.
There’s a sentence you’d never predict you’d get to say.
The end credits of _22 Jump Street_ are hilarious. After an entire movie of meta humour at the expense of sequels we’re treated to title cards from all the crazy ideas that might go into an ongoing franchise. And now thanks to an Imgur user you can see them all. Hooray! Note, this doesn’t spoil the movie proper but some of these are going to be way more hilarious in context. Fair warning.
Some of the funniest jokes in _22 Jump Street_, including an entire montage during the end credits, were all the teasing of future sequels. These were all making fun of the notion that the studio would take their success and then run it into the ground by endlessly sequelizing it.
So now the studio is taking that success and starting to endlessly sequelize it.
Last weekend I did in fact see two movies but since I was taking the weekend off I didn’t write them up. It’s a bit late now, so here are some quick impressions in case you’re trying to decide what to see this weekend.
Remember how _21 Jump Street_ turned out to be smart and hilarious rather than just another by the numbers remake of an 80s property? Looks like the sequel might be good too. Let’s watch!
I was worried after the [first trailer](http://awesomefriday.ca/2013/06/the-lego-movie-trailer-wait-theres-a-lego-movie/) that The Lego Movie might turn out to be just a toy commercial. This new trailer makes me think it might be a smart, funny toy commercial.
Because of course there is. Now, I’m pretty cynical about this kind of stuff. I mean, it’s a _Lego_ movie; otherwise known as _an extended toy commercial_. However, there’s some talent behind this so let’s watch.